Il Bacaro

(168-170 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 20 May 2022)

A Homage to Bacchus

This lively, lovely little joint

Has been going strong since ’95,

It’s tiny, dark and crowded space

Is always filled, and comes alive.

So you should always be prepared

To book, and get there right on time;

You may cool heels at the well-stocked bar,

But the drinks there are sublime.

And after a grand snort or two,

You’re deftly guided to your seat:

An expert waiter, with no airs,

Will help you work out what to eat.



Ostriche al naturale (6 oysters, with white wine vinegar, shallots);

Quail, gorgonzola semifreddo, figs, fig leaf snow;

Spaghettini, Moreton Bay bug, “olio visadi”, garlic, chilli, rocket;

Cocoa Pappardelle, venison ragu, fermented rapini, pecorino,

With a dry Lombardy white wine.


[April 2023 update: TVC again dined at Il Bacaro and are happy to say it is still Eccellente!]

Il Bacaro , Victoria , Australia


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